Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1985-04-08
Midnight Hour-> Walkin' The Dog-> Big Boss Man, Me & My Uncle-> Cumberland Blues, Down In The Bottom-> I Ain't Superstitous, Althea, Tons Of Steel-> Supplication-> Might As Well
Revolution, Hell In A Bucket-> Touch Of Gray, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Brokedown Palace
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue The SpectrumLocation Philadelphia, PASource SBD -> Master Cassette -> Cassette -> Dat (48) -> WAVLineage WAV -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLACTransferred by Charlie Miller
-- Disc change is seamless
__ Thanks to Dan DeLuca for transferring his Dat for me
February 26, 2015
This 1st set is one of my favorites from 85'~~~~> SMOKIN'….and really GeneV>>>If you get "Confused" please listen to the music play~I attended this show and by the time Althea hit..so did the red gels I ate~A sweeeeet Tons of Steel>Supplication Jam>Mighty Swell to end 1st set>>followed by an interesting intermission to say the least~I'D LIKE TO TAKE THAT RIDE AGAIN!! Philly's Faithful are ALWAYS Grateful for the DEAD...Give It A Whirl~ you won't be disappointed~!! Forever Grateful>Forever Dead
November 6, 2014
Smokin'! 4.5 ☆☆☆☆.5
This is a solid 4 + star show for the era. It would be less compared to 70's, but that's another topic.
This is among the best 1st sets of the tour.
1) Walkin' The Dog: perfectly played and the vocals are energetic.
2) BBM: Awesome version and Jerry's vocals are energetic.
3) M&MU: Great version
4) Bottom/Supersticious: Best played version with energetic vocals.
5) Cumberland: Nicely done
6) Tons of Steel: Among the best versions
7) Althea: excellent
8) Jam: Jerry is shredding with urgency and the band fills in perfectly.
9) Might as Well: Jerry's vocals are shot, but the chorus is extremely energetic and the playing is rowdy!
1) Touch of Grey: this is a a super high tempo awesome version. I have never heard the Dead play this song at such a high tempo. You gotta hear it! It's so damn fast that a normal listen won't be possible. You have to hear it through headphones in order to appreciate it.
2) Estimated: Excellent playing and vocals with a cool jam at the end.
3) Eyes: Great version
The post space is good but gets overshadowed by the excitement from the first set which does carry over into the early 2nd set.
Once again, another masterful piece of sound engineering by detailed and methodical Charlie Miller. The man takes pride in his excellent work! And I take pride in his work too:D :D
A must have for live Dead collectors!
April 8, 2014
Absolutely, hands-down one of my faves from '85. Wanna know how unusual the sets turned out this year? RIght here is the perfect microcosm. Highlights are numerous and all over the place; Jer's voice is way, way up on the muppet scale of things, but just hearing him and the boys play you'd know nothing of the troubles the man was going through at this time. Incredible, jaw-dropping stuff. If I had to name a personal fave highlight, it would be the rocket-engine Eyes, but it's all beautifully done.
August 8, 2013
Bob's guitar mostly is almost inaudible.
It's a pity! Could have been a great show.
January 23, 2012
You don't want to miss it.